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Red Onion Plants

Red Onion Plug Plants (10 Pack)

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RRP: 4.99
Price: 3.89
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Red Onion Plug Plants - Description

  • Pack of Red Onion Plants
  • AKA Red Onion Seedlings, Red Onion Transplants
  • Number of Plugs: 10
  • Number of Seedlings 15 - 20 (More Than 1 Seeding in Most Plugs)
  • Seedling Height: 10cm
  • Produces Firm, Rounded Globes
  • Onion Size at Harvest: 10cm in Diameter

Red Onion Plug Plants - How to Grow

  • Sow seedlings directly outside from March
  • Spacing: 20cm
  • Rows: 30cm apart
  • Water before planting
  • Soak plug plants for 10 minutes before planting
  • Handle plants with care when removing from trays
  • If more than 1 seedling per plug, very carefully separate them before planting
  • Use a dibber to make a small planting hole
  • Drop seedling's roots into hole & firm in well
  • Site: Full sun
  • Soil: Deep, rich soils from of weeds & stones
  • Ideally prepare your soil in Autumn
  • Ideal pH between 6.5 to 7.5. Add lime if soil is too acidic

Red Onion Plug Plants - Care & Harvest

  • Harvest from July to September
  • Harvest when foliage dies back & bulbs rise above soil level
  • 1 week before harvesting, slight lift onions using a garden fork
  • After harvest, lay onions out in the sun to dry outer skin
  • Keep rows weeded in early months

Red Onion Plug Plants - Advantages

  • Transplants are less susceptible to attack from birds
  • This makes plug plants more reliable than sets
  • Plants are well formed & mature
  • Deep plugs with strong root system
  • Growing from plugs means you can stay on top of weeds
  • No need to thin out crops later
  • Plants are hardy & ready for planting directly outside

Due to increased volumes in orders, please allow additional time for delivery

Note: We don't ship plants on Fridays due to the extended period they would remain without light & water

Here at we aim to provide a fast, reliable & low cost delivery service

Shipping Options & Rates

  • Standard Courier Delivery With Fastway (3-5 Working Days)
    • Cost is €4.95 on Orders Below €75
    • Free Delivery on Orders Above €75
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Courier Delivery With Fastway (2-3 Working Days)
    • Cost is around €5 extra for express delivery
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Delivery With DPD (2-3 Working Days)
    • Cost is €3 extra
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
    • This services comes with text alerts and timed delivery slots which the customer can change to suit themselves
  • 'Seed' Postal Delivery Option ***
    • Cost is €2 - Packet of Seeds ONLY Orders
    • Note: Does Not Apply to Seed Potatoes, Bulbs or Sets ***
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Great Britain
    • Cost is €10
    • UK shipping fee covers parcels up to a total weight of 20Kg
  • Western Europe
    • Note: There is no free delivery for Western Europe Deliveries

Bulk Bags & Large Item Pallet Deliveries

  • Bulk bags & large orders are shipped via pallet couriers on a rigid lorry
  • Delivery is to kerbside only
  • If road access to your site is tight, then please advise us before purchasing
  • Please Note: We cannot guarantee next day delivery on pallet deliveries
  • Also, we cannot guarantee delivery on a specific day (Please allow 1-3 days for delivery)
  • It's always best to order well in advance to avoid disappointment
  • Cancellation of pallets when items are already in transit will incur a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee (To cover return delivery costs)
  • Where pallet delivery can not be made due to site access, a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee will apply (To cover return delivery costs)

International Delivery Prices & Times

  • Please note max weights below, heavier orders may require additional payment
  • We will contact you to discuss, if max weight of order exceeded


  • The shipping fee is fixed for an order, regardless of the number of items bought
  • All courier orders require signed proof of delivery & the customer must be contactable by phone
  • We do not offer a weekend delivery service (Mon-Fri Only excl. Bank Holidays)
  • * Our courier achieves a 98% success rate on next day deliveries
  • ** Seed postal option applies to seed ONLY orders & is available in all 32 counties of Ireland
  • *** Does not apply to seed potatoes, bulbs or sets
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